Cally Banham, solo English horn for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Classic 107.3 host of Tango with Cally, talks about her upcoming peformance of Sir James MacMillan’s The World’s Ransoming on February 10 and 11 with the SLSO. Learn about Cally’s connection with the piece’s dedicatee, Christine Pendrill; why finding just the right reed is so crucial; and what audiences can expect to see (as well as hear) during this weekend’s performances.
From the SLSO website: Composer/conductor Sir James MacMillan brings a program of fervor and fire, starting with Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave), with undulating strings mimicking the stark beauty of the North Sea. Then MacMillan’s own The World’s Ransoming turns inward, lamenting through the SLSO’s Cally Banham and her English horn. The tragedy of Francesca da Rimini, a beauty immortalized by Dante, is memorialized by Tchaikovsky’s passionate, emotional score. For more information and tickets, click HERE.